Newt the intellectual
November 22, 2011 Leave a comment
The fact that people keep on insiting Newt is so smart is especially frustrating in light of the fact that he is such a complete blowhard. The latest, via Drum:
Luckily, we have Newt Gingrich to clue us into the next conservative jihad:
The Congressional Budget Office is a reactionary socialist institution which does not believe in economic growth, does not believe in innovation, and does not believe in data that it has not internally generated.
The Congressional Budget Office! That’s the shadowy cabal behind the decline of America! It’s been the budget wonks all along!
As one former Republican CBO director put it, at least he got one of the three bold words about the CBO right. There’s always the trope that News is full of great ideas, just some crazy ones, too, you have to put up with. No, Newt is just a blowhard who knows how to effectively use big words. And what does it say about the state of the Republican primary electorate is that obvious absurdity such as this is seen as an effective way to pander to them?